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Biodegradable Containers for Use In Revegetation of Highway Right-of-Way


Experiments were conducted at four locations to determine if plants grown in biodegradable tube containers or standard types of containers would have higher survival rates than bare root grown plant material. Season of planting was also evaluated. Results indicated that bare root grown plant material had higher survival rates than container grown material. Spring planting was more successful than fall planting.


  • Date Published: July, 1981
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 41.1
  • Last Modified: August 5, 2007
  • Authors: Russel N. Rosenthal, John M. Wirsing.
  • Originator: Washington (State). Highway Division. Project Development Office. Location-Design Branch; Washington (State). Forest Management Division.
  • # of Pages: 33 p., 507 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Containers, Fall, Highways, Planting, Reforestation, Revegetation, Right of way (Land), Roadside flora, Roadside improvement, Soils, Spring, Vegetation.
  • Keywords: Biodegradable containers, landscape plant establishment, plant survival, tubelings.
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This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008